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Eight local students were honored by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and Kentucky Heritage Council on Monday for expressing themselves creatively through essays, visual art and poetry.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission recently announced winners for its poetry, art, and essay contests for elementary, middle and high school students in Kentucky.

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Gov. Andy Beshear’s press conference at 4 p.m. Monday didn’t give Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber much time to present COVID-19 information at the FIS board meeting at 6 p.m.

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The 40th annual Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership “Youth Salute” awards ceremony was held online Oct. 10 hosted by Asbury University. There were 863 leaders from 58 high schools in Central Kentucky that were recognized, including several from Frankfort area schools.

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The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education passed a 4% tax rate increase for 2020-21 at a special meeting Monday.

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The Frankfort Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will meet from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday at Second Street School.

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The Franklin County Health Department has received a $170,000 grant from UK’s Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). The grant is renewable for three years (total of $510,000) and will support Just Say Yes, an initiative to stop substance use before it starts by providing he…

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Frankfort Independent Schools begin classes Wednesday, and on Monday night the school board heard updates about starting the year with 100% virtual instruction.

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